Cacapon Outdoor Activities

When visiting Cacapon, enjoy these programs and experiences during your visit or stay. All programs and activities begin at the Campfire Circle near the Nature Center unless noted**. The Nature Center is typically open from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. daily. Most programs are one hour in length.

Monday, July 6

  • 10 a.m. Tai Chi
    This class will help increase balance, flexibility, and focus on connection to mind, body, and spirit. Gazebo Area (1 hour)
  • 10:30 a.m. Discovery Walk
    So much to discover! Use the Young People’s Series Wildlife Guide & Checklist to find birds, mammals, reptiles & amphibians! YPP
  • 1:30 p.m. Stream Study
    Discover what makes a stream healthy and what unlikely critters may be hiding in plain sight! Meet at Nature Center. You may want to bring shoes to get wet. (1 hour) YPP
  • 3:30 p.m. Knot-Tying 101
    Learn how to tie three common knots followed by activity. YPP

Tuesday, July 7

  • 10:30 a.m. Leave No Trace on the Trail
    Learn about LNT principles for all types of hiking followed by a short hike. YPP
  • 1:30 p.m. Box Turtle Game
    Learn how you can help save the eastern box turtles while playing a fun game! YPP
  • 3:30 p.m. Ridge Trail Ramble
    Let’s take a hike and discover some what’s in bloom and take in a great view! (1 hour) YPP

Wednesday, July 8

  • 10:30 a.m. WV Song Birds
    Learn to identify common birds by sight & sound. Use the Young People’s Series Bird guide & checklist. Followed by a hike & craft. (1 hour) YPP
  • 1:30 p.m. WV Black Bear
    Learn some fun facts about the WV’s State Mammal. YPP

Thursday, July 9

  • 10 a.m. Magnificent Monarchs
    Let’s explore the milkweed flowers and see what we find. Learn about the amazing monarchs! (1 hour) YPP
  • 1 p.m. Wildflower Meadow Walk
    Learn all about the park’s native wildflowers and pollinators. YPP

Nature Center operations and programs are following recommended social distancing guidelines. Visitors are asked to stay six feet apart and gatherings are limited to 25. Programs will be first come, first served. Let’s all have a fun & safe summer together!

Event Details

  • Start Date: July 6 - 9, 2020
  • End Date: July 9, 2020

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